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“I know that happiness has been the real, if covert, goal of your labors here. I know that it informs your choice of companions, the profession you will enter, but I urge you, please don’t settle for happiness. It’s not good enough. Of course, you deserve it. But if that is all you have in mind–happiness–I want to suggest to you that personal success devoid of meaningfulness, free of a steady commitment to social justice, that’s more than a barren life, it is a trivial one. It is looking good, instead of doing good.” – Toni Morrison

Thoughtfully & Expertly Transcribed by @llapen Follow her!

(via Toni Morrison’s Commencement Address to Rutgers University Class of 2011 )